Niall Gosson, from Rush, Co Dublin, a sixth-year student from St Joseph's Secondary School, volunteers with Rush Tourism, a voluntary group dedicated to putting Rush back on the tourism map as well as Fingal County Council to achieve a coastal heritage trail and a Kenure House Demesne heritage train in Rush.

Working throughout his transition year, Niall dedicated his time to raising funds to start the heritage trail through selling commemorative mugs and following meetings with the council heritage boards, maps are now in place in the town to highlight the routes. Niall also co-ordinated an exhibition in the local library celebrating 700 years of Kenure House and gave talks as part of Heritage Week in Ardgillan castle where he volunteers at events throughout the year. As well as working on the tourism heritage project, Niall also helps at his local Park Run and a with his local Scouts group where he is a rover leader.

“With a passion for local history, Niall has worked hard to place Kenure House demesne on the map. A big part of the school and community, Niall is a leader and role model in our school and his determination to see things through assure me that he has a bright future ahead of him,” said school Principal, Patricia Hayden.

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